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Windows 7: No Boot, CHKDSK Fails: "Cannot Open Volume For Direct Access."

08 Dec 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
No Boot, CHKDSK Fails: "Cannot Open Volume For Direct Access."


I am receiving this error upon boot:

Cannot open volume for direct access.
Autochk cannot run due to an error caused by a recently installed software package.
Use the system restore feature from the control panel to restore the system to a point prior to the recent software package installation.
An unspecified error occurred (766f6c756d652e63 3f1)

Then the system hangs. Windows will not boot.

Canceling CHKDSK does nothing. Windows still will not boot.

I cannot boot into safe mode; pressing F8 takes me to the ASUS boot device selection, but then the same process continues.

Any ideas? Will I need the Windows 7 disc to rebuild the OS? Is my 120GB SSD bricked? Or something else entirely? Any help appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2016   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

Did you installed any kind of encryption software?

Boot with Win7 installation disk, go to repair, launch command prompt and type:
dir (see if it list the C: folders)
chkdsk /r
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2016   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

No encryption software.

I just decided to reinstall the OS. CHKDSK commands solved nothing.

We'll see what happens. I suspect the SSD may just be bad. Thanks for your reply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 No Boot, CHKDSK Fails: "Cannot Open Volume For Direct Access."

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